Francine Diaz remarked that her career is still her main priority.
The actress who turned 18 years old in January said that having a love life can still wait.
"Saka na po siguro [ang pag-ibig] kapag naibigay ko na po ang lahat kina mama," she said in an interview on Magandang Buhay.
The actress was also asked if she's already allowed to entertain suitors. Francine shared that she actually asked her mother about it as well.
"Actually ako bata pa tinatanong ko na sa nanay ko. Sabi ko, 'Mama kailan ako pwedeng mag-boyfriend?' 'Manahimik ka, ako ang magsasabi.' Nagtitiklop kasi siya noon, so nabigla siya sa tanong ko. Tapos ngayon tinanong ko siya ulit, 'Paano mama kung may umamin?' kahit wala naman. Tinanong ko lang. Sabi niya, 'Ligaw lang,'" she relayed.
Francine also opened up about the life lessons she learned as she turned 18 years old. According to her, never surrendering is the biggest lesson she gained throughout her journey.
"Hindi lang naman po nung nag-18 ako na ito ang lesson ko sa life. Talagang don't give up. Ako po kumbaga para akong nasa tunnel, madilim. So kung hindi ako maglalakad, 'di ko makikita ang light. So don't give up; just keep going," she stated.
Francine turned 18 years old on January 27. She had a month-long birthday celebration which concluded with a debut party. Francine described her debut as a "dreamy" celebration.
"'Yung theme po ng birthday celebration ko, dreamy siya… Gusto ko rin kasi nu’ng bata ako ’yung parang maging princess, ganyan. Gusto ko nasa castle ako, naka-gown ako, naka-dress. So ’yun po ’yung ginawa ko na theme," she shared in an interview with Metro.Style last February.
The actress didn't have the usual 18 Roses during her debut party.
“Usually ’di ba, ang tradition talaga merong 18 Roses, may 18 Wishes. Wala akong 18 Roses—ang meron ako, 18 Bags and 18 Dreams. Instead of Wish, parang Dream siya… Naisip ko lang. Para lang maiba," she stated.